• EarthCube Building Blocks
    now in NDS Labs Workbench
    Based on the NDS Labs Workbench framework, the workbench serves as
    a natural place to preserve, showcase, and use the EarthCube's
    Building Blocks, serving as an "App store" for finding, running, and
    working against these developed tools and services.
    These new platforms allow the NDS community to try out new
    tools and explore new ideas for sharing data as we prototype
    key NDS capabilities.
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    taking shape at the National Data Service.
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The National Data Service (NDS) is an emerging vision for how scientists and researchers across all disciplines can find, reuse, and publish data. It builds on the data archiving and sharing efforts already underway within specific communities and links them together with a common set of tools designed around the following capabilities:


The NDS will allow users to easily search for data across disciplinary boundaries. As users hone in on data of interest, they can easily switch to discipline-specific tools.


The NDS will connect users to tools for building and sharing collections of data. It will help users find and deliver data to the best repository for data-publishing.


The NDS will create robust connections between data and published articles. When researchers reference an article, they have ready access to the underlying data.


The NDS will not only provide access to data for download, it will provide tools for transferring data to processing platforms or allow analysis to be attached to the data.

NDS enters a new phase

It's time now to enter the next phase of NDS, which will focus on executing commitments with partners and enabling new capabilities. Thank you to the NDS Consortium and Steering Committee for their contributions which have helped the project reach this milestone.

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ESIP and NDS sign Memorandum of Understanding

In recognition of ESIP and NDS's mutual goals and interests, a Memorandum of Understanding is now in place that agrees to principles of pathways for impact, our roles as learning organizations, and a commitment to collaborate.

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Data Science Tools & Methods Workshop

The National Data Service and the Midwest Big Data Hub are sponsoring the Data Science Tools & Methods Workshop, July 11-12, 2018, at the Big Ten Conference Center in Rosemont, IL.

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Join the Consortium

A broad assembly of data providers, data aggregators, community-specific federations, academic libraries, publishers, and cyberinfrastructure providers has come together to guide the development and operation of the NDS. Membership is open to all interested projects and organizations.

Find out how you can get involved